In 2015-16 Jasprit Bumrah was India’s find of the Australia tour, Mayank Agarwal in 2018-19, and this time it has been Tamil Nadu left-arm seamer T Natarajan the best find of India’s for the Australia tour.
The 29-year-old seamer T Natarajan has been superb in the three limited-overs fixtures (one ODI and two T20Is) that he has played so far.
The young debutant impressed former Australian legend, Glenn McGrath. The former Australian pacer McGrath said he was ‘very impressed’ with Natarajan and had no hesitation in terming him the ‘find’ for India in this tour.
During commentary in the 2nd India-Australia T20I at the SCG, McGrath said, “Was very impressed with Natarajan. He’s definitely the find of this tour for India, hopefully, he continues.”
Natarajan, who had a terrific IPL season with the Sunirsers Hyderabad, showed his skill again in Australia. In the first innings, where almost 200 runs were scored, Natarajan returned with 2 for 20 in his full quota four overs.
McGrath also narrated how Natarajan has significantly improved from where they met in the MRF pace foundation a few years ago. McGrath said Natarajan had adapted quickly to the Australian surfaces, and now he doesn’t have to rely on his yorkers alone to pick wickets.
However, India sealed the T20I series against Australia with a game to spare after an outstanding knock from the hard hitter finisher Hardik Pandya.
After lost the ODI series in 2-1, the visitor chased the challenging 195-run target in 19.4 overs with six wickets in hand. India won the 1st T20 in Canberra by 11 runs on Friday.
This was India’s 10th successive win away from home in T20 Internationals.
India needs 25 of the final 12 balls to win the match; Pandya brought the equation down to 14 in the last over with two fours. The hard hitter Pandya hit two sixes to seal the game in India’s favor and claimed the player of the match honors, and remained unconquered on 42 off 22 balls.
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